If you are willing to be a good leader and want people to follow your path and advices to achieve growth and success, you need to adapt the traits of a leader. As Vince Lombardi Quotes,”eaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” We have curated a list of popular TED Talks on leadership.

Certainly you can make yourself a good leader, if you follow the advices from great leaders and walk in their footsteps. To help you now, we have curated a list of 12 TED Talks from Leadership authors, motivational speakers and successful leaders. If you are a business owner, startup entrepreneur or a person who is working with a team in order to work, inspire and achieve – then these 12 TED Talks are for you.

How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek explains a simple yet powerful model that can help you make a good leader, which start with a golden circle and the question ‘Why?’. His examples and references include successful entities like Apple, Martin Luther King, and Wright Brothers where he explains the key to inspiring, by communicating the why of what you are doing.

Lead like the great conductors by Itay Talgam

Have you ever thought of the challenges faced by an orchestra conductor of how to create a perfect harmony without uttering a single word. Italy Talgram in this TED Talk explains the styles and actions of 6 popular conductors of the 20th Century and explains how these lessons can help you become a good leader.

What it takes to be a great leader by Roselinde Torres

Aspiring entrepreneurs enroll themselves into leadership programs, go under the training of fellow mentors and acheivers to learn the ways and become successful. In this TED Talk, Roselinde Torres explains how the answer to how to become a good leader is right under our nose and we need to identify it by asking the right questions. Listen to this clear and candid talk to know what it takes to be a great leader.

Learning from leadership’s missing manual by Fields Wicker-Miurin

In this TED Talk, Fields Wicker-Miurin stresses that the ways to become a good leader is not mentioned in a user’s manul. Through her talk, she gave examples three remarkable stories of local leaders, which can help you learn to be successful and to be a good leader.

Everyday leadership by Drew Dudley 

“Leadership is not a heavy job, its the little everyday acts that improves lives”. If you will listen to this TED talk from Drew Dudley, you will start valuing yourself as a leader as every day, now or then everyone does some act to improve someone’s lives, so why can’t we call them leaders. As Drew Dudley points out, from these everyday acts we can be a good leader.

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Trial, error and the God complex by Tim Harford

You learn, when you commit mistakes. This is the focus of Tim Hardford’s TED Talk, where he stresses to achieve leadership through trial and error. There is no definitive guide to leadership. Tim encourages people to try things and risk making a mistake, as mistakes are worthy to learn how to improve yourself.

Listen, learn … then lead by Stanley McChrystal

Stanley McChrystal shares his stories from the army, where he focuses on building a shared purpose, a shared sense among all the people across different ages and skill sets.

Tribal leadership by David Logan

David Logan talks of five kinds of tribes that humans naturally form – such as in places like schools, workplaces or even in driver’s license bureau. We need to understand the tribal tendencies among the tribes we belong to and lead the way.

How to start a movement by Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers in the powerful TED Talk explains leadership and how to start a movement with your actions. You will be amazed to see some surprising footage during his talk and certainly going to be inspired.

Why we have too few women leaders by Sheryl Sandberg

There are  very few women professionals who have reached to the top of their profession and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg stresses on the same point and offers some quite useful pieces of advices to women entrepreneurs to acheive the C-suite.

Inspiring a life of immersion by Jacqueline Novogratz

Have you heard of any stories where the cause you are working for becomes your life and your continous efforts & dedication makes you stand as a great leader. Jacqueline, in her wide-ranging and luminous TED Talk, narrates stories of people who have immersed themselves into their passion, cause and community; and how emerged as a great leaders.

The difference between winning and succeeding by John Wooden

In this TED Talk, Coach John Wooden tried to redefine success and what is the true meaning of success, where he urges everyone to pursue it with the best inside us. He shares the advices he gave to his players in UCLA and quotes poetry to help you learn ways to become a good leader.